This is the first draft of a collection of facts about what happens in the Google Android operating system in term of permanent personal data collection. This has been found while working on /e/OS the mobile OS in which we actually try to address those issues. Please contribute if you know about other facts, or if you think something is wrong: https://github.com/leag1234/some-facts-about-the-Google-Android-operating-system-and-personal-data-collectionContinue reading “Google abuse of dominant position: some facts about the Google Android operating system and personal data collection.”
/e/OS redefines the mobile operating system paradigm for a more sustainable world
Two years ago, /e/OS was envisioned as a fully deGoogled mobile operating system (OS) and associated online services that focus on personal data privacy. That initial vision is growing, and the result is that in addition to being a great alternative to Apple and Google, it is progressively paving the way to a better, more frugal, and more sustainable IT world for everyone...Continue reading “/e/OS redefines the mobile operating system paradigm for a more sustainable world”
Leaving Apple & Google – /e/ mobile OS next steps: a Roadmap for 2020
About a year ago, the first beta of /e/ OS, the first un-Googled and privacy-focused Android, was released. And we’ve been hard at work improving it…
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An /e/ Summer update: smartphones for sale, applications, PWAs & next steps
At the end of 2017, the /e/ project was unveiled in a series of articles entitled “Leaving Apple & Google: my (/e/) Odyssey” (Part1, Part2, Part3), with a clear promise: making a fully unGoogled and ready-to-use mobile operating system and online services, yet compatible with Android applications…
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Huawei and other mobile “tech giants”: you should (really) break free from Google/Android
In short: Google-free Android, progressive web apps: there is a big opportunity in the mobile world for market disruption.
Today we learned that Huawei won’t be able to ship Android any more on their smartphones, with likely severe consequences for their mobile device business.
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Leaving Apple & Google: How is /e/ actually Google-free?
Yesterday, the privacy-focused /e/ mobile ecosystem that we have been developing for one year, has been covered at InfoSec Handbook, with a focus on privacy concerns and on the actual “de-googlisation” of the system.
The author raised some concerns, and concluded that “While /e/ looks promising, it isn’t Google-free by now.”
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From Sovereign operating systems to the Sovereign digital chain
Several years ago I read about some intiatives to build a “Sovereign operating system”. Quickly I realized that, at the age of Internet, it was a depecrated idea and a total non-sense, and instead I started to talk about the idea of the “Sovereign digital chain”.
I developed the concept in a chapter of this book “Reflections on Programming Systems” that was published in 2019 at Springer.
And since 2018 I’m trying to make it a reality with the /e/ project at https://e.foundation 🙂
Leaving Apple and Google: a message to /e/ users and supporters!
This is the end of 2018, and this year has been incredible.
By the end of 2017, I posted a few messages here about my quest for more data privacy, and corresponding plans to “Leave Apple and Google”. At this time, I thought I would just customize an Android ROM a bit and that it would be enough for my use and a few others…
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Quick updates about /e/ !
We have released /e/ first beta one month ago, and we already have delivered more than 1,000 test accounts…
We have also opened a new “community” website with lots of contents and forum at https://community.e.foundation – join now!
And a new “crowdfunding” reward for more storage.
Read our latest newsletter below (in several languages):
Leaving Apple & Google: /e/ first beta, 1000 test accounts (!), new community forums, new reward…
First /e/ ROM & online services are now available!
I’m very pleased to announce that we have released a first beta of /e/.
It’s been an intensive development sequence, and I’m very proud of the work that we have accomplished with the modest budget we had. That’s the power of Open Source!
All the details in my full announcement here.
Now very close to say “bye bye” to Apple and Google 🙂